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Greek Lamb Tacos

Greek Lamb Tacos
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The following recipe and photography were provided courtesy of Julia of A Cedar Spoon.

Take your favorite Mediterranean-inspired ingredients and pair them with ground lamb for a delicious spin on traditional tacos!

Greek Lamb Tacos

Cooked in rich, warm spices that pair beautifully with cool, creamy tzatziki sauce, build this taco in a pita to create most incredible combination of flavors and textures. Taco night will never be the same!

Greek Lamb Tacos

Greek Lamb Tacos


  • 1 lb. ground lamb, cooked and drained
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 of a sweet or red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. clove
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Heinen's pita bread
  • 1 cup tzatziki sauce, store-bought or homemade
  • Feta cheese, for garnish
  • Pine nuts (optional)

For the Greek-Style Topping

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup English cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 of a lemon, juiced


For the Lamb

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion is translucent. Add the ground lamb and turn to medium heat.
  3. Use a wooden spoon to break apart the ground lamb and let it begin to cook.
  4. Add the paprika, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, allspice, clove and cayenne pepper to the lamb and continue to cook until the lamb is cooked through and no pink is left.
  5. Remove from the stove and drain the excess fat.

For the Tacos

  1. On a large cutting board, lay out the pita bread.
  2. Spread an even layer of tzatziki on each pita. Layer on the lamb, feta cheese and top with the Greek topping. Add pine nuts, if desired.
  3. Serve with a side of tzatziki sauce.

Greek Lamb Tacos

Julia Jolliff

By Julia Jolliff

Julia is all about creating quick and easy weeknight meal ideas, kid-friendly recipes and a few sweet treats. Her roots are from the Mediterranean and many of my recipes incorporate those flavors!

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